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Adverbs • • • • ... Why don’t monsters ever eat clowns? They taste funny.

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Adverbs • • • • ... Why don’t monsters ever eat clowns? They taste funny.
Adverbs • • • • • • • • • •
Rules to Remember
Rule: Adverbs are words that describe a verb or an adjective.
Why don’t monsters ever eat clowns?
. . . They taste funny.
• Explanation: The adverb “funny” tells more about the verb “taste.”
What goes up without ever coming down?
. . . your age
• Explanation: The adverb “up” tells more about the verb “goes.”
Why did the firefly fail the test?
. . . He wasn’t very bright.
• Explanation: The word “very” tells more about the verb “bright.”
Rule: Adverbs tell how, when, where, and to what degree.
Doctor: “You have acute appendicitis.”
Patient: “I came here to be treated, not complimented!”
Why should you never tell a secret near a clock?
. . . because time will tell
Why is it so hard for a ladybug to play hide and seek?
. . . because she’s always spotted
Rule: Many adverbs end with the letters ly.
Did George Washington ever hunt bear?
. . . No, he was always fully clothed when he went hunting.
Who deliberately drives away every customer?
. . . a taxicab driver
Why are rabbits so good at math?
. . . They really know how to multiply.
What did the magnet say to the steel?
. . . “I find you irresistibly attractive.”
• Note: The “e” at the end of the adjective
“irresistible” was dropped before the “ly” was added.
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